Centura Health, a subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives and Adventist Health Systems, has been given a 2015 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award. The honor recognizes health systems that use health information technology to improve patient outcomes and achieve return on investments.
The Englewood, Colo.-based system, which manages 16 hospitals in Colorado and Kansas, has reduced hospitalizations associated with chronic disease management by using Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative and Accountable Care Organization alternative payment models. The models enable risk stratification, clinical decision support, patient engagement and analytics.
“The Davies Committee and HIMSS congratulate the team members of Centura Health on improving the outcomes of their patient population through the effective use of health IT,” Jonathan French, director of health information systems at HIMSS North America and program director for HIMSS Davies Enterprise Committee, said in a HIMSS news release.
In fiscal 2015, Centura saw more than 93,000 inpatient admissions and more than 1 million outpatient physician and clinical visits, according to a Centura news release. Centura credits its ACO model of care in a near 16% reduction in readmission for heart failure, and 7% reduction for the overall annual per-member cost of care.
"As a large integrated care-delivery network with both urban and very rural and remote patient populations, Centura Health has created a 'Learning Lab' culture enabled by health information technology to identify different ways to manage population health and overcome common clinical challenges in the inpatient setting” French said.
Centura this month announced it would open four free-standing centers that offer emergency and urgent care 24 hours a day in an effort to expand care options. The centers are expected to open over the next eight months.
“We are honored to have been awarded the HIMSS Davies Award of Excellence, as it truly exemplifies the high standards that Centura Health strives for in our pursuit to leverage technology to provide excellent patient care,” Dana Moore, senior vice president of information technology, said in the press release. “A strong partnership between caregivers and technology has been at the heart of achieving this goal, and we couldn't possibly be more proud of the outcomes of this collaboration.”
Centura will be recognized at the 2016 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, which will be held Feb. 29-March 4, 2016, in Las Vegas.
Centura comes as the fourth health system to receive the Enterprise Davies award this year after Canada-based Ontario Shore Centre for Mental Health Sciences and University of Missouri Health Care, who were named recipients in October and Hilo Medical Center in Hawaii, which was awarded back in February.